I loved the daily videos - Colleen is so good at getting to the heart of what we might be experiencing. Thank you!
I loved the daily videos - Colleen is so good at getting to the heart of what we might be experiencing. Thank you!Read Less
Loved this challenge, Colleen. You did such a great job organizing and planning this out. I loved the encouraging videos each day and the recommended meals and recipes. All the resources were so helpful! Thank you for offering this to us!!! I’m ...Read More
Loved this challenge, Colleen. You did such a great job organizing and planning this out. I loved the encouraging videos each day and the recommended meals and recipes. All the resources were so helpful! Thank you for offering this to us!!! I’m am so much more aware of the benefits of a plant based diet. I am a more educated and informed person because of you!Read Less
I was a vegetarian for 7 years and last year, meat made its way back into my diet. To be honest, I’ve enjoyed the change, however, not sure it’s sustainable and I wanted to migrate back to more plant-based. What a gift to have Colleen offer this c...Read More
I was a vegetarian for 7 years and last year, meat made its way back into my diet. To be honest, I’ve enjoyed the change, however, not sure it’s sustainable and I wanted to migrate back to more plant-based. What a gift to have Colleen offer this chance to support each other...love the ‘all in’ explanation xxooRead Less
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Then, the 5-day challenge will be delivered to your inbox. Day 1 starts 2 days after you sign up! Use those days to get ready: watch the recommended movies, plan your meals and get your groceries. Of course, you can start whenever you like, though. Each day a new video will be released. On social media, participants will be posting pictures, recipes, questions and brags! Celebrating your small wins is highly encouraged - especially if you are hoping this new eating habit will STICK.
What is a whole-foods, plant-based diet?
• Whole food describes natural foods that are not heavily processed. That means whole, unrefined, or minimally refined ingredients (excludes refined foods like added sugars, white flour, and processed oils).
•Plant-based means food that comes from plants (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts) and doesn’t contain animal ingredients such as meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.
"There’s excellent scientific evidence that many chronic diseases can be controlled, reduced, or even reversed by moving to a whole-food, plant-based diet. Scientific research highlighted in the landmark book The China Study shows that a plant-based diet can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer, and other major illnesses. Many people also report bigger fitness payoffs, more energy, reduced inflammation, and better health outcomes after making the switch." - Forks Over Knives.
“I wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed doing this plant-based challenge. My dear daughter has been gently encouraging me towards this and this time I said yes. I'm pretty much an all in type of girl. So, when I go for it, even if I'm blind, as I was to a lot of this, I go for it. I downloaded the grocery list, checked off what I already had, and gave the clerk at whole foods a real run for his money! Where is this, what is this? When I mentioned to my son last week about this challenge, he said to me, "You're not going to make Dad do that are you?" I promise I didn't force him. What a lucky guy though! We are both beyond glad that we did this. It's opened our eyes and then some. We did the weekend prep as we are used to having most of our food ready for the week. Even if I didn't know what recipe I was prepping for! That was the blind part. But boy oh boy, when we started putting those recipes together and chowing down, it was truly delicious and amazing! So far, my favorite recipe was the Quinoa Green Goddess Bowl. Who would've thought? Lastly, I have to tell you how much I enjoyed and looked forward to your videos. I am a psychotherapist and it was very nice and healing for me to listen to you tell ME to get in touch with my senses, to be in touch with how all of this is feeling in my body, and how my emotions might be affected. Then to remember the big picture that I was connected to all of that energy, yes! It felt amazing to be on the receiving end of your generosity! Thank you so much! ”Sharon W., MA, LPCC, LCPC